Come join VISAS and find your home away from home!

All of us at VISAS are excited to welcome you back for fall semester 2021 and our 22nd year of VISAS Programming!

All registrations and applications are DUE 9/6/21 at 11:59 PM:

  • If you are an International Student, Staff, Scholar, or family member affiliated with UVA, and would like to practice your English, learn more about the culture at UVA while sharing your own, and make new friends, please register for the VISAS Language Consultant Program (LC) HERE.

  • If you are a Returning VISAS Volunteer and would like to continue as a VISAS Volunteer, please register HERE.

  • If you are interested in becoming a New VISAS Volunteer, please apply HERE.

We will contact you in the upcoming weeks after you have registered and applied.

All VISAS Programs launch the week of September 20th.

Thank you for joining VISAS for our 22nd year of language learning and cultural exchange!


We thank all of our volunteers and international participants who created meaningful intercultural connections and conversations during our 21st year of programming. If you are graduating and moving on, we extend our best wishes and ask that you please stay in touch. Wherever you go, you are always a VISAS family member. If you are returning to UVA next year, please join us again as we launch our 22nd year of intercultural exchanges. See you in September!

Welcome to VISAS Spring 2021!

We look forward to meeting with you to share language and cultural exchanges this semester. All VISAS Programs begin the week of February 22, 2021 and will be held online for the entire spring 2021 semester.

To Register as an International Participant, please REGISTER HERE by Tuesday, February 9, 2021

To Register as a Returning VISAS Volunteer, please REGISTER HERE by Tuesday, February 9, 2021

To Apply as a New VISAS Volunteer, please APPLY HERE by Tuesday, February 9, 2021

VISAS Cafe will be held on Thursdays from 8-9pm (UVA time) beginning Thursday, February 25, 2021. Please add your name HERE for VISAS Cafe emails, ZOOM links, and reminders.

VISAS Explores Mindfulness

This Wednesday, November 4th from 8-9PM VISAS will be hosting a Mindfulness Training Session led by Jinyoung Hwang, one of our International Participants. Jinyoung will teach us about mindfulness and its benefits and lead us through a brief guided meditation. Towards the end of the hour, we will have an opportunity for reflection and to ask Jinyoung any questions about what we learned. 

We want to offer this session as a moment of pause in which we can explore various means of taking care of ourselves. This is a time to cultivate mindfulness, compassion, resilience, and a sense of belonging in this difficult time. 

Please contact for more information and the ZOOM link.